Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and Advancements in Always Connected PC

6th December 2017 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Windows on SnapdragonNew Delhi, India, 6th December, 2017: Today at its second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), made several customer, ecosystem and technology announcements aimed to deliver significant advancements and innovation in mobile and Always Connected PC technologies.

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and president of QCT, as well as Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile for Qualcomm Technologies, were joined on stage by senior executives from Microsoft, Asus, Sprint, HP, AMD, Xiaomi and Samsung Electronics, each delivering technologies and products designed to support superior mobile experiences for the consumer using Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms.

Always Connected PC

Amon was joined by Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, where they reiterated their collaboration and the progress made over the last several months, to deliver Windows 10 on Snapdragon. They were joined by Jerry Shen, chief executive officer of Asus, who announced the first Windows on Snapdragon device: the 2-in-1 convertible ASUS NovaGo, expected to be available early next year. Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager of consumer personal systems at HP, Inc., also joined Amon to announce a detachable HP ENVY x2 Windows on Snapdragon Mobile PC. This new class of PC can support an always on and always connected
experience with Gigabit LTE speed*. It also supports beyond all-day battery life and thin, sleek, fanless PC designs, all while incorporating Windows 10.

Mobile operators are also supporting Qualcomm Technologies’ initiative with Günther Ottendorfer, chief operating officer of technology at Sprint, announcing its support for the new Always Connected PC category and its desire to deliver unlimited data to the Windows on Snapdragon ecosystem.

Qualcomm Technologies was then joined by Kevin Lensing, corporate vice
president and general manager of the client business unit at AMD, to
announce their collective work to bring Qualcomm Technologies modem
technology to AMD’s high-performance Ryzen processor platforms. AMD and Qualcomm Technologies hope to make it easy for leading global PC companies to create premium computing platforms with virtually always connected, Gigabit LTE speeds alongside the AMD Ryzen mobile processors’ blazingly fast performance, fluid graphics rendering, and optimal efficiency.

“Qualcomm Technologies continues to transform the way people use their
mobile devices,” said Amon. “At the second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, we are excited to highlight our role in the mobile ecosystem while we continue to execute on our strategy with Microsoft for the Always Connected PC. I am honored to have been joined on stage today by industry leaders from around the globe to illustrate how we are driving mobile technology forward to redefine consumer mobile experiences.”

Unveiling the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
Katouzian unveiled Qualcomm Technologies’ next generation flagship mobile technology – the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. The full unveiling of all the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform features and specs will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6.

Amon invited ES Jung, president and general manager of the foundry business, Samsung Electronics, to confirm Samsung Foundry will be the foundry for Snapdragon 845 as the Companies continue to work together to advance the silicon manufacturing process.

To highlight Qualcomm Technologies’ commitment to the China ecosystem, Amon was joined by Xiaomi Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lei Jun. Lei emphasized Xiaomi’s close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies in the premium tier and announced that Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 845.

“AMD and Qualcomm Technologies have a long history of working together to deliver computing solutions based on AMD processor and Qualcomm Technologies modem solutions, and we are very excited to extend that work to platforms based on the newly announced Ryzen™ mobile processor with Radeon Vega graphics,” said Kevin Lensing, corporate vice president and general manager, client computing, AMD. “OEMs can now build Always Connected PC’s with AMD Ryzen mobile processors and Qualcomm Technologies’ industry leading connectivity technologies, delivering an unprecedented combination of desktop-class performance and virtually always-on connectivity in an ultrathin notebook.”

“Always Connected PCs are instantly on, always connected with a week of battery life,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and devices group, Microsoft. “Powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, these Always PCs have huge benefits for organizations, enabling a new culture of work, better security and lower costs for IT.”

“I am proud to join Qualcomm Technologies on stage at the Snapdragon
Technology Summit. As the foundry partner for the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, we look forward to our continued collaboration,” said Dr. ES Jung, president and general manager, foundry business, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Foundry continues to reduce power consumption and increase performance in process technology and we look forward to the success of Snapdragon 845 in 2018.”

“I am very excited to be part of the Snapdragon Technology Summit and
reaffirm that Xiaomi’s close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies in the premium tier will continue into 2018,” said Lei Jun, founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Xiaomi. “Xiaomi is committed to making devices that combine cutting-edge innovations in technology and beautiful design, while defying price expectations, and we have chosen Snapdragon 845 to power our next flagship smartphone.”

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